Is probiotics needed by everyone? Is there any side effect?

It is a tragedy to meet the wrong person in the wrong place. It is love to meet the right person in the right place.

The same is true for bacteria.

When we treat diseases, we kill harmful bacteria that appear in the wrong place and cause diseases. In the right place, keeping or adding the right bacteria can assist in curing diseases.

Intestinal microecology is closely related to health.

Our intestinal tract contains tens of billions of bacteria, and the total weight of bacteria can account for about 1% ~ 3% of the human body weight.

All kinds of bacteria love each other and kill each other for mutual benefit and symbiosis, forming our intestinal microecology. The balance of intestinal microecology is very important for health.

    The balance of intestinal microecology can maintain the stability of normal flora and protect the body from foreign bacteria. Enterobacteria participate in body metabolism and produce short-chain fatty acids, vitamin K, vitamin B and other important nutrients. Intestinal bacteria can promote the development of immune organs and the timely establishment of immune response. Intestinal microecology can also affect emotions, even thinking and behavior. Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and even Alzheimer’s disease are also considered to be closely related to intestinal microecology.

Under normal conditions, intestinal microecology is in a relatively balanced state. When the body has problems, the number of beneficial bacteria may decrease dramatically, while harmful bacteria may overmultiply. This situation is called [flora imbalance].

Flora imbalance is related to a variety of digestive tract diseases, such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease), infectious diarrhea and antibiotic-related diarrhea.

Can what people take probiotics?

In recent years, the application of probiotics to restore the balance of intestinal microecology has become more and more extensive.

Judging from the current medical evidence, probiotics are superior to placebo in improving the remission rate of irritable bowel syndrome and the quality of life of patients with irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease. In other words, probiotics have certain adjuvant therapeutic effects on irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease.

Several multi-strain probiotic drugs that have been listed in China are mostly suitable for medium-sized acute diarrhea, dyspepsia, abdominal distension, diarrhea and dyspepsia caused by intestinal flora imbalance, etc.

In practical clinical application, probiotics are also often used as adjuvant therapy for patients with irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease.

The following points should be noted:

    Probiotics are defined as: Intake a sufficient amount of live bacteria that are beneficial to the body’s health. Two points of emphasis are: Beneficial bacteria and living bacteria. Antibiotics kill or inhibit probiotics, Reduce the activity of probiotics, so probiotics and antibiotics should be avoided in combination. The choice of types and doses is not necessarily the more the better. The doctor’s guidance is still required as to which probiotics to eat, how much to eat and how to have a better therapeutic effect on diseases.

Is there any side effect after taking probiotic drugs?

Everyone will definitely worry, after all, what they eat is bacteria. Do they really not have diarrhea? Is it true that infection will not occur? What can I do if I eat and absorb blood?

1. For patients with mild illness,

For patients with mild irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease, probiotics generally do not cause side effects, nor do they cause infection caused by absorption into blood, which is generally safe.

Take a step back. For most people, even if some side effects such as diarrhea occur, stop taking them in time to avoid the continued development of side effects.

2. For patients with serious illness,

However, in patients with severe inflammatory bowel disease and liver cirrhosis ascites, the probability of secondary infection will increase due to intestinal mucosal defect and intestinal barrier function damage. There are cases reported that the application of probiotics in patients with serious mucosal ulcer has resulted in adverse reactions of [bacteremia] (systemic infection caused by bacteria entering blood).

Generally speaking, taking probiotic drugs to treat irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea and inflammatory bowel disease is safe and effective.

3. For normal healthy people

There are many ways to ingest probiotics. Many fermented foods, such as cheese, yogurt and even kimchi, contain a certain amount of probiotics.

Therefore, normal people want to take probiotics for health care and eat food containing live bacteria, which is basically OK. There is no need to take probiotic drugs.